Lee Sin is getting a nerf on patch 10.15 while Skarner is finally receiving some buffs

Ali Ahmed Akib
By Ali Ahmed Akib
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Skarner is finally getting a buff while Lee Sin taste some nerfs on patch 10.15.

League of Legends’ lead gameplay designer Mark “Scruffy” Yetter previewed the patch 10.15 today. And it seems like Skarner and Lee Sin will get their first major change in Season 10. All the changes will hit the PBE soon and will ship into the live servers on patch 10.15.

Lee Sin Nerf Patch 10.15

  • W: Cooldown 12 >>> 14s

Due to his high skill cap, Lee Sin has always been one of the most popular champions in League of Legends. Despite not receiving any changes in season 10, Lee Sin always had around 20% pick rate at all most all Elos.

Although Lee Sin has a very high popularity, his win rate is not that spectacular. On current patch 10.14, Lee Sin only has around 47% win rate. His presence in the pro plays is nothing significant as well, which resulted in fans to wonder why they are nerfing Lee Sin in patch 10.15.

Skarner Buff Patch 10.15

QCrystal Slash:

  • Damage: 33-45% tAD >>> .15 tAD (+1-3% target’s Max Health)
  • Empowered Bonus Damage: 33-45% tAD and +.3 AP >>> .15 tAD (+1-3% target’s Max Health) +.3 AP
  • Empowered Buff duration: 4 >>> 5
  • Mana cost: 10/11/12/13/14 >>> 15

E – Fracture

  • [REMOVED] Missile no longer loses travel speed after hitting enemies

Skarner has to be one of the least popular champions in League of Legends. His pick rate has been below 1% for most of the patches in season 10. His pick rate is so low that even stats sites are having trouble determining his win rate.

And finally, in the upcoming patch 10.15, Riot is giving a buff where they are pretty much reworking his Q. Previously, Riot mentioned that they will make Skarner a strong damage threat against fighters/tanks. And with new Q where he will deal 1-3% target’s Max Health, it seems like he will truly be a tank killer in the soloq.

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